Learn all about this national historic landmark at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with Where Is the White House?. Filled with fun facts about this elegant presidential mansion, children will discover interesting glimpses of the lives of the first families that lived there! Part of the Where Is.series. Timeline included in the back of the book. 108 pages. Ages 8-12 / Grades 3-7.
The history of the White House, first completed in 1799, reflects the history of America itself. It was the dream of George Washington to have an elegant "presidential mansion" in the capital city that was named after him. Yet he is the only president who never got to live there. All the rest have made their mark--for better or worse--on the house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Megan Stine explains how the White House came to be and offers young readers intriguing glimpses into the lives of the First Families--from John and Abigail Adams to Barack and Michelle Obama.
Megan Stine has written several biographies for young readers, including Who Was Marie Curie?, Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?, Who Is Michelle Obama?, and Who Was Sally Ride?